Mata Mata Turtle
Turtle & Tortoise
February 2020 Issue
Meeting Date: February 8, 2020, starts at 7:00pm.
Guest speaker: Dr. Jeff Goessling on Conservation Ecology of the Gopher Tortoise.
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Already a month has passed in this new year, it seems as if the time just flies by anymore. With that being
said, some of you with tortoises might already start seeing some egg laying action. I know that my
Egyptian group has started to lay eggs.
Three months ago I received a call from a woman who observed a Yellow Belly laying eggs in her dirt
road. Fearing that they might get squished, she asked if I could remove them. So I dug them up and
simply placed them in a container on a shelf in my tortoise room. Well you guessed it, 90 days later I have